I, Patrick Traill, registered here on 2018-01-28 when playing at about 7 kyu in Venlo, rusty after having been 5 kyu back in 1996 – must try to get back to that and further! Also present in EGD (10433489) on Josekipedia/Go problems, Board & Card Games Stack Exchange & Wikimedia projects.
I have some awareness of and interest in CGT.
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Perhaps I want to weigh in at formal definitions of eye, but for now I shall make a few notes here:
- A definition should make sense of large eye, false eye.
- The definition should be static as far as possible, i.e. not depend on formulations like all possible sequences of moves.
- It should be true that having two (true) eyes means that a group is alive — i.e. cannot be captured — in any rule-set!
- The converse is less clear.
- The definition should be independent of the board graph, depending only on which points are connected.
2018-09-09 Same conclusions as Benson
Having reflected on the matter I came up with a definition; when I checked Benson's Definition of Unconditional Life I found mine was essentially the same, though of course my terminology was different. I was also thinking in terms of arbitrary graphs; while Benson only speaks of square grids (Pm x Pn) his work also appears general.
It seems fair to point out that, although I think Robert Jasiek says differently in formal definitions of eye, Benson's Definition is static, in the sense of not relying on analysing sequences of moves, with backtracking to cover the game tree. That is indeed the purpose of Benson's Theorem, to optimise the determination of pass-alive stones. He proves that his static analysis gives the same result, in Theorems 1 (...) & 2: Let X ⊆ B(x) be the set of all safe x-blocks. Then X is unconditionally alive.
- Clean up redundancies in pages about tinies and minies?
- Dominated options: finish my clean up.
- Check my contribution of Benson to Formal Definitions of Eye and (as stated there) Benson's Definition of Unconditional Life.
- Work out eye component?s, see fractional eyes.
- Fractional Eyes: some material around https://senseis.xmp.net/?diff=FractionalEye&new=5&mode=stddiff is useful, though perhaps for a different page.
- Clean up references various sites:
- http://www.msoworld.com/mindzine/ etc news/orient/go/special/goseigen3.html -- refer to web.archive.org
- North American Masters Tournament etc. clean up
- Web site links some dead, https://www.usgo.org/north-american-masters-tournament OK, provides history
- Though the name has changed, it is apparently the same tournament.
- ¿¡Peculiar pages!?:
- wfw, RoG page, Article 1, Article 5, OP Counting (“Article 7”), Korean Language Pages
- Perhaps improve intro to Rules of Go
- Japanese Counting Example
- Outside the Ki'Ins Brief notes on the organisations.
- Remark interesting proverb at https://software.sil.org/akatab/: “Two spoons don’t mix in the mouth” — a local proverb warning against having more than one boss or trying to accomplish more than one job at the same time. (Latin transcription: Senatet tăsokalén wr teǧǧehnet émi). This sounds like the opposite of what we prefer to do in Go!
Scratchpad / Sandbox / Try out / Suck it and see
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